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UC Davis Researchers Win Grant to Answer Key Questions in Surveillance of Small Lung Nodules

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Two UC Davis researchers will help run a major national study to improve surveillance practices for patients with small lung nodules identified on CT imaging and extremely low risk for lung cancer.
15-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Protein May Improve Liver Regeneration

Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal. The difference centers on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARα is far more active and...
31-Mar-2015 5:05 PM EDT

UC Davis Scientists Describe Novel Drug Mechanism That Fights Brain Cancer

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Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. This novel mechanism was found to be effective against glioma cells – responsible for...
3-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EST

California Breast Density Law Slow to Have an Impact

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Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and...
28-Jan-2015 7:00 PM EST

Complex Interactions Between Proteins Rbm38 and p53 Govern Tumor Suppression, Aging

Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein...
12-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

‘Tis the Season to Indulge in Walnuts

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. The...
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Obesity a Factor in Immunotherapy Toxicity

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Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. The findings, published online today in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggest a possible link...
31-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Anti-Cancer Drug Effective Against Common Stem Cell Transplant Complication

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Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. The trial showed that bortezomib...
24-Oct-2014 9:00 PM EDT

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